Best German Restaurant - Der Biergarten

Willkommen! Barely 3-years-old and already Der Biergarten has changed the way we look at and celebrate Oktoberfest. It all started back in October, 2010 when Der Biergarten opened its doors for the very first time and just in time for said Oktoberfest. Atlanta would never be the same again. Destined to give Atlanta residents and visitors a true taste of German culture, this spot has easily become a local favorite and a tourist destination. Image Courtesy of Der Biergarten Located in the beautiful Luckie Marietta District, Der Biergarten easily fills a citywide void of authentic German fare and of course, beer gardens. The traditional, festive atmosphere welcomes visitors near and far, for families and even late night romps.

Co-owner Wolfgang Hartert, a local resident and native of Germany, provided much of the inspiration for Der Biergarten. As he says, "Atlanta needs a restaurant like Der Biergarten. The significant German population and business community in Atlanta is begging for an authentic dining experience. I know that Der Biergarten will provide Europeans, just like me, a place to share the rich heritage of Germany with American friends." The Food Anything and everything Germany awaits you in this traditional menu. (Thankfully, the English version of each item is listed below the German translation to help guide you.) Don't expect burgers, chicken, pizza or any other sort of non-German dish when you come.

Oh, and bring your appetite because portions are large enough for a small family. The Setting Der Biergarten is made up of an elegant white tablecloth dining room, an alley with Fussball and table shuffleboard, and, of course, the indoor/outdoor beer garden. With traditional family style seating -a la Munich- and multiple flat-screen TVs, the beer garden is the best place for watching European or American football! Enjoy the authentic German cuisine while being surrounded by Bavarian decor, such as the hand-painted trompe l'oeil ("illusionistic") murals by Alexi Torres Alonso and a German-manufactured model-railroad that circles the restaurant. The Beer You name it, they got it. Not only do they offer one of the largest selections of German beer in all of the Atlanta area, but they also have local, global and seasonal craft beers available upon request. Be sure to stop by for Oktoberfest, as you will not be disappointed. Der Biergarten 300 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313 404.521.2728 www.derbiergarten.com For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.